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June 2, 2010

Your Weekly Humpletter: VaVaVoom Edition

Filed under: Discount Codes,Models,Sales,Swimwear,Your Weekly Humpletter — Miss Plumcake @ 11:34 am

Hello my little crescent rolls, how’s every little thing? It’s time once again for your weekly humpletter, highlighting some Plumcake-approved pieces from this week’s sales.

Before I do, let’s have a little chat about the fish shirt, shall we?

Yeah, I wasn’t a fan either, but the thing is, we have like a bazillion (editor’s note: possibly not an actual bazillion) readers and we’re not going to be able to please all of you. Is the fish shirt horrendous? I think so. But clearly Twistie didn’t and there are probably plenty of folks who have yearned their entire lives for a fish shirt just like that one. So you ignore it, resist the temptation to leave ugly comments about the mental state of someone who is providing you a free service, and move merrily along with your glammy little life. Okay? Great. I’m glad we had this little chat.


At the Avenue we’ve got a whole lotta BOGO going on, with the entire store at buy one, get 50% off (excludes clearance).  Use code AV101087.

I’m digging the retro stylings of the ruched side bathing suit (which I’d like better in red, but whaddya gonna do?) and this sexy but sturdy Swiss dot balconette bra, because every girl has got to embrace her inner Betty Grable sometime.

Avenue ruched suitSwiss bra

Jessica London has get your highest price item 30% off using JLE4579

I am enamored of this yellow sheath with a horsebit buckle shoulder detail (which is a nice variation on the overplayed one-shoulder shtick that’s fashiony in the good way without being fashiony in the bad way) and this classic rayon/linen blend dress in luscious colors that is just effortless and breezy and pretty much everything I want in summer dressing.

JL sheathJL linen rayon dress

Over at Lord and Taylor’s (new affiliate, yay!) we’ve got 20% everything, using code SALE.

I’m having a major cream moment, so of course I love the Yves Saint Laurent feel of these wide leg silk pants from Ralph Lauren, which would be perfect paired with a modal tee and maybe a sequined vest or an arm full of bangles for a modern take on evening separates.

Lord and Taylor Ralph Lauren silk pant

(P.S., I hate the way they have these styled. P.P.S., if a single one of you complains about not being able to wear cream silk because you’ll make a mess, so help me I will turn this blog around. If I can eat a plate of pasta with red sauce in a floor length white linen dress, you can go four hours in a pair of cream pants.)

Kiyonna has 20% off any order over $100 and free shipping using code GOODBUY which means these Wear It Until Your Skin Falls Off date dresses would end up running about $150 for both.

Kiyonna Vivienne cinch dressKiyonna Tory cinch dress

Pictured here are the Vivienne and Tory cinch dresses, modeled by Ashley “Too Racktastic For Prime Time” Graham, my favorite plus sized model.


  1. Goddamn, I’m loving that bathing suit.

    Comment by the Constantly Dramatic One — June 2, 2010 @ 2:22 pm

  2. Great to see more fashion/sale posts!

    Comment by Lexi — June 2, 2010 @ 3:14 pm

  3. My Gawd, how much do I love that bathing suit? I can’t even swim.

    Comment by Frances — June 2, 2010 @ 7:20 pm

  4. Ok, I really can’t do four unblemished hours in cream, but I am glad you have faith that we do. And they are lovely pants, so as with $900 hot magenta shoes just shown, I love them in theory.

    Comment by Lisa — June 2, 2010 @ 9:38 pm

  5. I bought that bathing suit over the weekend, and it’s due to be delivered on Friday. I CANNOT WAIT. If it’s as amazing in person as it looks on the screen, I intend to spend the entire summer wearing nothing but that bathing suit.

    Comment by RB — June 2, 2010 @ 11:14 pm

  6. Ok, hold the phone. Is Mr. Lauren no longer on the Suck It list? Did he apologize for hating fat girls (and to my way of thinking women’s bodies as a whole)? Because if he did I missed it. And if he did, was it sincere or was he just sucking it up to get back his lion’s share of the big swanky girl’s budget?

    Comment by Melissa — June 2, 2010 @ 11:39 pm

  7. I love that bra! So sassy!

    When I wear white or cream I avoid red foods. I prefer Alfredo sauce anyway.

    And Twistie, hey I thought the fish shirt was cute. And I usually feel it’s who wears the clothes and how they wear them that makes any item look great or look matronly.

    Comment by Christine — June 3, 2010 @ 7:16 am

  8. @Drama and Frances: Isn’t it great? I’m long waisted so sadly I have to give it a pass, but I love love lovity love it.

    I totally forgot Ralph Lauren could suck it! When I put them up I thought they were Jones New York, and just corrected it at the last minute. Thanks for keeping me on my toes!

    I love that bra too, and I’ve never had a balconette bra because historically if I’m highlighting the gals, it’s in a V-cut not wide necked top. I’m sorely tempted though.

    Comment by Plumcake — June 3, 2010 @ 9:57 am

  9. I really like that v-neck linen number. That shape and length are perfect for me.

    Comment by theDiva — June 3, 2010 @ 10:10 am

  10. Ooh, the horse bit dress is only available in yellow. I’ll have to pass; that color does not work w/my skintone.

    Comment by OCCaliAKA — June 3, 2010 @ 8:02 pm

  11. Just want to say: While that V-neck dress is gorgeous, beware the linen/rayon blends. I once bought a beautiful suit in that fabric and got caught in the rain the first time I wore it; it shrunk on me, exposing the lining. I had to take it back, because it wouldn’t return to its original shape. I do see that there are some pure linen and linen/cotton blends on the site.

    Comment by zuzu — June 4, 2010 @ 12:05 pm

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